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keeping tabs on the oakland raiders. sachs, whitman was caught reaping millions from insider stock deals. after ebay shareholders sued and a judge cited the obvious conflict of interest she was forced to pay the money back. what kind of person would be involved in deals a fellow republican congressman called corrupt? and in her last year at ebay, whitman paid herself $120 million right before the company laid off 10% of it's workers. we're choosing a governor, shouldn't character matter? >> a health care nightmare no more. learn how to get what your doctor ordered. >> six months later, there's another victim in that richmond sinkhole. but first, a giant disappointment for.
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>> the g-men are still in it to win it. the giants lost to the braves 5-4 in extra innings. next up -- atlanta. we have team coverage for you tonight. nbc bay area's kimberly terry looks at how getting to the playoffs in atlanta will cost you less than you might think. but first, what a night, raj. >> in the matter of 24 hour, the giants were flying high last night but then got their heart ripped out. this was a game in their grasp. in the final couple innings, the wheels fell off. some disappointed fans needless to say leaving this building. for most of this night, it was
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wild inside this ballpark. a record crowd in the ten-year history of at&t park. more than 44,000 fans on hand. alec gonzalez with a two-run double. and that seemed to tie the game 4-4. the giants had several opportunities to win this game. buster posey with the bases loaded hit into the inning-ending double play. the very next inning in the top of the 11st, this is how the game ended. rick ankiel, a solo home run off of ramon ramirez and that was the game winner. the braves do this all season long. they've come from behind to win games and they do it tonight. 5-4 is your final.
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a splash landing for rick ank l ankiel. it's a best of five series, now tied at 1-1. okay so what happens next for the giants now. sunday afternoon in atlanta is game three. sunday in atlanta is game three. jonathan sanchez will be pitching for the giants against atlanta's tim hudson. now, if giants lose game three in atlanta on sunday, game four is monday. will bochy go with tim lincecum on just three days rest? we'll go inside the clubhouse. but right now, as we it's the beauty of baseball. game three on sunday. guy, let's send it back to you. >> getting to the gail when it's right here can set you back a
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little bit, but it's doable. but getting to a game in atlanta? how to get to game three without busting your wallet, right? >> that's right. at a time when everyone seems to be counting their pennies, fans are really shelling out the dough. take a look inside this bar and restaurant. it's been packed since 4:00 this afternoon. >> giants are going to the world series. this is their year. i know. i can feel it. >> after a seven-year drought of postseason play, and fans couldn't be more excited. but celebration comes at a cost. >> hundreds of dollars probably. just drinks and party. i've got to go buy some shirts. got tot buy a playoff hat. got to get it all. >> at least $125. >> what was that on? >>. tra
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act tra amtrak and a ticket. >> the bar that's built into the stadium, that's a good value and you can get that in plastic. >> others suggest taking public transportation or finding park on the street. however, be aware of that one. it didn't quite work out for some fans. but needless to say, giants fans are willing to go to great lengths to support their team. the question is, how far will they go? >> any consideration of going to the team with atlanta? >> i wish. if i had the money. >> we looked into some last-minute geel diehls to get to sunday's game in atlanta. for a flight leaving saturday, returning monday, hotel and a rental car, the cost is $573. the lowest price ticket to the game comes in at $24. total cost, $597. >> i guess i would go up to, like, $700. and i would have to call some old friends from atlanta to see if they could put me up. but yeah, that would be a good deal. >> i haven't really thought
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about it until you mentioned it. now i'm starting to wonder, maybe i should follow them. >> some fans say they are confident the giants will take atlanta in the third and fourth games so they're not even thinking about travel plans. they're already looking forward to philadelphia for the next series. and yes, that does mean that they're hopeful for the phillies. live in san francisco, kimberly terry. >> thanks very much, kimberly. tonight's giants fever coverage just getting started for you. about ten minutes from now, we take you deep inside at&t meet the man who makes the muse eck at the park. what does it take to get 40,000 fans pumped up for the playoffs. we're going to show you in just a few. and don't forget the giants coverage online. we have behind the scenes coverage you can only get from the home of giants station. >> in other news, holding on for dear life. tonight, the hunt is on for a
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man who tried to kidnap two sisters. it could have ended differently if it weren't for the sister that just wouldn't let go. tonight, police are talking to the 10-year-old who is helping to put together a sketch of the suspect. >> this young brave girl has been working with police all night long trying to get out every little detail to help police find the man who tried to snatch her sister. >> this guy, he keep on coming around the corner. and he was holding on to my sister's shirt trying to grab her. >> 10-year-old maria, holding on to her grandmother's arm tightly as she explained what happened to her and her 5-year-old sister at 4:00 this afternoon. >> i was trying to calm my dog down and pulling many i sister back. >> pulling fwrak a man she said was trying to kidnap her sister while the two were walking their
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dog. >> i wasn't really thinking of nothing. i was just trying to get my sister back. >> reporter: maria told police the man who allegedly tried to kidnap her sister circled around them several times. she says he was an older man driving a green jeep with a gray goatee, a missing tooth on the upper left side of his mouth. >> he said that he had a gun and he was going to kill them, he was going to kill their parents and that they were going to come and live with him. >> that's when the 10-year-old grabbed her sister and her cell phone and called for help. >> i'm really proud of her. but i'm pretty emotional about it. i'm so grateful they're okay. that grandmother also told me tonight she can't help think about that young girl who was kidnapped in fresno but returned to her family. meanwhile, the jeep they're looking for has a rear wheel in the back with the letter jeep written on it. it's also an older model jeep
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with possible damage. the license plate is blue and white with the letter g and 5 in it. nbc bay area news. >> new at 11:00, big brother watching? a santa clara college student's claim of government espionage reverberating all the way to washington, d.c. the 20-year-old claims that while getting an old change the other day, the mechanic pulled ute gps tracking device out from under the hood of the car. he said he didn't know it was there. he claims when his friend posted it on line, the fbi asked for the device. now, the fbi is not acknowledging this they spoked to him nor that they retrieved any device. published reports say the feds they can't comment because they're investigating. >> one mystery solved, another
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under way tonight in richmond. they don't know what called the richmond sinkhole in the first place. the honda civic disappeared when the 30-foot deep sinkhole opened up. engineers are testing the soil and the sewer that runs under the santablo creek to find out just what happened. they say they'll have results by the end of the month. coming up, the foreclosure fix just in time, too. the special event going on for the next few days that could help you keep your home. >> eventually got approved about two years later by a separate insurance. >> but you don't have to wait that long. the one thing you can do to turn the insurance company's no into a yes. >> everything that fans here in the ballpark comes through this board. >> pablo sandoval! >> giants coverage continues. we'll take you behind the scenes at at&t. meet the man who makes the music. find out what it takes to get 40,000 fans on their feet. >> and good evening.
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i'm life on the streets of san francisco. and while the fans may be disappointed, they're resilient. they're ready for game three. we'll have a game three forecast coming. as a prosecutor, you never forget the cases where children are hurt. they stay with you. i'm kamala harris, and it's why i started san francisco's first child assault unit and wrote laws increasing prison time for child sexual abuse. and when i found out that nearly every young person killed was a high school dropout, i started prosecuting parents who let their children skip school. truancy dropped 30%. as attorney general, i can do this for all of california.
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so who called prop 13 a "fraud" and a "rip off?" jerry brown. who raised the gas tax as governor, and pushed for higher sales taxes? jerry brown. who tried five times to raise property taxes in oakland? jerry brown. who supported higher statewide income taxes? jerry brown. and who says, if elected, he'll ask voters for even more new taxes? jerry brown. governor jerry brown, again? hide your wallet.
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this week, a nonprofit group will bring counselors and lenders to the expo. they hope to give advice to the struggling homeowners hit hard by the bad economy. >> i'm disappointed in everything that's happened to us. i feel like i've let my husband down because i can't find employment. >> they hope that no one will be turned away. the building will be open 24 hours a day for the next four days. >> in these tough times a lot of people feel lucky to just have
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insurance, but what do you think if you feel your insurance is getting in the way of your health. the things to do after getting denied. >> this is the story about pill a and pill b. pill a being what your doctor thinks will fix whatever ails you. pill b, what your insurance company would rather you take, so they refuse to pay for pill a. pill a was a pain medication prescribed by his doctor. his insurance company, though, had a different treatment plan in mind. >> they denied it. they wanted me to try additional medications, even though i had tried many other ones. it got approved two years later by a separate insurance. >> this happens every day to thousands and thousands and thousands of people in california. and probably millions across the united states. >> john metts runs just health, an advocacy group for patients and providers. he says most people frankly
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don't do anything at this point, but if you do want to fight back, here's the first thing he'd do. gather all the documents pertaining to your case, including those from your doctor and the insurance company, including your insurance policy. then write down your story. a klee, simple chronology of everything that's happened. then put that story in a letter to the ceo of the insurance company. ask for the medical qualifications of the person denying for the claim. ask for the decision to be reversed and metts also recommends asking for an apology. and then i would then put a cc on the bottom and send it to just health. they all know us. >> metts says this far from guarantees ux sesz, but it will increase your chances. patient advocates also recommend having your physician contact the company directly to help make your case. you can also contact the state insurance commissioner for an external review. and rarely is this ever easy, so
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be prepared to be persistent and always stay polite. as for this patient, he waited two years for a different insurance company to finally for pill a, and you know what? it didn't cure what ailed him. he just wished he could have found that out two years ago. hopefully you won't have to wait that long. >> a recent study showed that large health insurers denied between 20% to 40% of health insurance claims and that prompted jerry brown to open an investigation into their practices earlier this year. well, a $20 billion a year black market business. it's not illegal drug smuggling. monday night at 11:00, go inside the world of animal smuggling, after an all new episode of chase on nbc bay area news. our giants fever coverage continues right now with the biggest and loudest cheerleaders of them all -- the fans. just what does it take to amp them up? turns out music is their mojo.
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and there's one man responsible for spinning those fans into a frenzy. nbc bay area cranks them up. >> when it comes to the sounds of the ballpark, most of them come from one man. with very active fingers. >> everything fans hear in the ballpark comes through this board. >> for the last eight seasons, deejay ad 1 has been making sure the crowd stays part of the game. >> probably the biggest thing is maintaining the crowd or a room. deejay ad 1 was spinning in clubs all over san francisco. >> it was really great training
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for the work doi here in the ballpark. >> when it comes to the field, all focus is on the players. that's why batters walk-up music is one of the most important things in the game. >> there's kind of a perfect moment a dramatic moment and that song really plays well. >> whether it's in the clubs or in the ballpark, for deejay ad 1 a party is a party, and the dance floor -- another dance floor is the park. >> he does want to make you party. >> also who else wants to make us party? jeff out in the crowd once again.
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there's well over 40,000 people continuing to leave at&t park after that game that went into extra innings. it had everyone on the edge of their seats. especially out here at one of the bars. >> what do you think about sunday? do you think they have a chance? >> i think they win it 3-2, five games. >> let's go, giants. let's go to the weather maps as well. they are a rowdy crowd out here. all right, let's take a look at our weather maps as we head into tomorrow. we are expecting temperatures in the low to mid 80s as they
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travel to atlanta. a much different weather picture for them on game three. fleet week is going to be in the mid 70 as we head throughout saturday and sunday. and speaking of this weekend, a little bit of fog going to be hanging around here. then we'll start to see things warm up in the east to south bay with low to mid 80s across the bay area and 70s here throughout the san francisco peninsula. as we take a look at what we can expect for this weekend, high pressure is going to be moving in the right spot, which is going to help keep us mild here across the bay area. all right, for tonight, we're going to expect temperatures through the low to mid 50s by 8:00 a.m. then as we head into the noon hour, low to mid 70s through the east and southbound. and then by 4:00 p.m., eventually we'll start to see those temperatures heating back up into the 80s. and also 70s at the coastline. your seven-day forecast,
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temperatures in the low to mid 80s inland. and then low 70s for san francisco tomorrow. going to be great for fleet week on saturday. looks like the planes are going to fly. as we come back out live, look what happens, ladies. i go to the weather maps and there's nobody behind me. they all headed into the bar. oh wait. there's a few guys. >> it's friday night. don't take it personally. >> thanks, jeff. coming up, see what federal d klanerraids. s on he kland raer [ son ] my parents have always lived in the states. until two years ago, when my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly. found their local deli. a few shortcuts. and a neighborhood hangout.
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but there's one thing they miss. their beloved hometown team. so i asked citi -- how many thankyou points it would take to give them something special. their old seats, 5 and 6, row c. [ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it.
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>> facebook co-founder sean parker gave money to the pro pot measure. parker isn't the company's only representative on the list of campaign donors. the co-founder dustin mokowicz gave $17 million. both are portrayed in the new movie about the company's beginnings. that movie is called "the social network" if you haven't heard. >> when the oakland raiders take on the san diego chargers this sunday, keep an eye out for a third team. the vipers will see them at the coliseum oakland airport station and surrounding area. the air marshals will make up that team. vipr is an acronym. it's an extra layer for game day
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security as they host their division rivals from southern, california. it's going to be kind of a downer. >> what just happened here? we'll let you know and take you inside the giants clubhouse. would you believe, not just baseball, it's opening night in hockey. the sharks therting the season. back live from the ballpark.
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good evening from the ballpark. we're coming live from the giants playoffs game. if you're a giants fan, you're
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hoping history does not repeat itself. the last time the giants were in the playoffs in 2003, they won game one and then lost three in a row to get eliminated. in 2000, same thing. they won game one and then lost three in a row. the giants hoping let's not do that again. let's show you what happened here tonight. it was a wild scene. more than 44,000 fans. we mentioned earlier in the newscast, the largest ever crowd to watch a game in the ten-year history of this ballpark. things started out beautifully for the giants. before you could seen set until and have your popcorn, peanuts and soda. pat the bat, pat burrell crushed a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. and the giants had a 3-0 lead. but then things started to fall apart. the usually reliable bullpen didn't work for the giants. matt caine left the game in the eighth inning, the bullpen would collapse. brian wilson gives up the
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two-run double to alex gonzalez and all of a sudden this game was tied 4-4. you could hear a pin drop inside at&t park. the braves are known for this and they came back and tied this game. giants had all sorts of opportunities to win this game but they could not convert. buster posey with the bases loaded hit into an inning ending double play. top of the 11th, rick ankiel from the braves, a solo home run. and laura banke has clubhouse duty. >> raj, the giants got an early lead and then handed it over to the bullpen. but the relievers who had not allowed a run in over 30 innings pitched blew it.
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the giants say it was a game of missed opportunities all the way around. >> they have some good hitters up there. once they have a day on, wilson hasn't pitched in a while. we've gotten five outs for them. but at that point, we wouldn't stop it. >> can't count on a three-run homer to shut them down. >> the playoffs, you know. every team here is good. you know, it just comes down to who's going to execute best towards the end of the game. >> okay, it wasn't just an upset. the cincinnati reds also not feeling too good tonight. they had a 4-0 lead. the philadelphia phillies, the defending national league champs bounced back to score seven unanswered runs.
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jeremy rollins, the fly ball that gets misplayed by jay bruce. the phillies win this game 7-4. we're bah incomellou abouthe sha ll you about the ss has opening night in europe. after twenty-eight long years of washington partisanship this is barbara boxer's california. trillions in reckless, wasteful spending. destroying small business. killing jobs. crushing hopes. we can change this, but only if we change the people we send to washington. california cannot afford boxer for six more long years. i'm carly fiorina and i approved this message. what are you doing, friending somebody? yeah. you got time for that? you got time to earn more on your savings, online at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! instead of earning squatootski... your savings will be earning three times
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the goal, the game-winning goal in the third period. the sharks beat the blue jackets on opening night. as for giants, not so fortunate. let's send it back to you. >> game see sunday. thanks. [ male announcer ] barbara boxer. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in california. her after school law is keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's fighting every day to create new jobs. i'm working to make california the leader in clean energy. to jump-start our small businesses with tax credits and loans to create thousands more california jobs. i'm barbara boxer, and i approve this message... because i want to see the words made in america again.

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